Rachel Thompson, MD, FHM, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Medical Consult Service at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Dr Thompson received her medical degree and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was also a fellow in Hospital Medicine in the inaugural class of the Society of Hospital Medicine in 2009.
In 2002, Dr Thompson received the David Livingston Award from the Boise VA Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. In 2007, the MESA Saturday Academy, an organization that encourages and fosters the interest of underrepresented high school students in math and science, bestowed upon Dr Thompson the Outstanding Volunteer Award. That same year, she was also named a Distinguished College Faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
Dr Thompson's interests include medical consultation as well as resident and student education. She was invited to be a Guest Faculty speaker at the Annual Perioperative Medicine Summit in 2010 and 2012, and currently serves as the President of the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Society of Hospitalist Medicine. Dr Thompson has contributed a great deal to the body of literature in perioperative consultation and has collaborated on numerous scholarly articles for the Journal of Surgical Research, Archives of Surgery, the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, and the Journal for Hospitalist Medicine.